Research into the Process and Characteristics of Southern Inner Mongolia's Evolution Towards Civilization
Xiao Ruiling (Department of History, Inner Mongolia Normal University, Huhhot, Inner Mongolia, China 010022)
Archaeological findings of southern Inner Mongolia's late Paleolithic Period prove that social structure at the time had advanced beyond the simple form of tribal communities and "the Dawn of Chinese Civilization" already emerged on the horizon. Social stratification manifests itself in such relics as large castles and altars from the bronze cultures of the Xia, Shang and Zhou dynasties, sharp contrast between the dead of different social classes found in the excavated tombs, and bronze vessels, weapons and scepters symbolizing social and economic inequality, which attests to the existence of the political hierarchy in local areas. These serve as a witness to the complexity and diversity of man's evolution process towards civilization.
【CateGory Index】： K872